Instant Pot Pozole

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A warm/ hot stew on winter evening that's hearty, fills you up, and feels light at the same time.

This quick one-pot stew requires minimum ingredients and will add much to your dinner table.

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Why This Recipe Works 

Instant Pot Posole uses pork as the main ingredient. The recipe is made in pure Mexican style using all the items that bring out the true Mexican flavor. Guajillo chili used in the recipe makes it unique. Now you can enjoy your favorite Instant Pot Pozole at home using the slow cooker function.

I would highly recommend Pork lovers to try my roasted pork recipe as well.

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Recipe Ingredients

Pork- the main ingredient of the recipe is pork meat. High in protein and having various minerals, pork is considered healthy meat if consumed in moderation. Make sure to buy very fresh pork from your favorite shop.

Corn- rich in minerals and vitamins corn is very healthy to eat. Corn is also a great source of fiber and can also help if you are struggling to lose some weight.

Guajillo chili- the most widely used ingredient in Mexican cuisine adds the essential flavor to the Instant Pot Pozole.

Salt and Pepper- important ingredients which you can add as per your taste.

Garlic cloves- both beneficial for taste and health. It is a strong flavoring agency and perfect for stable blood pressure, cholesterol, and immune system.

How to make

Get all the ingredients

Put the onion in a blender

Add guajilo chilies to it

Peel and add a garlic clove

Put some cumin powder

Add 1 teaspoon salt or as per your taste

Pour ¼ cup of water and blend

Pour some corn oil into the Instantpot, add pork and  saute at normal for 7 minutes

Now pour the blended paste into the pot

Add corn

Add ½ cup of water and some black pepper to the mixture

Add 1 teaspoon salt again or as per taste

Cook at slow pressure for 10 hours

You would start seeing the good color of the dish.

Give a quick release, dish out and serve

How to Serve 

Garnish with some cabbage, lettuce and, reddish. Serve hot with some salsas, salads, sour cream, or you can just have the stew as it is.

You can also serve it with potato salad which I prepared earlier.

Need more ideas? Check out What To Serve With Pozole for 20 tasty recipes.


If you loved the recipe, you should try my similar Spanish pork stew too.

FAQ About Instant Pot Pozole

Can Dried Hominy be cooked without soaking?

It is not suggested to cook dried Hominy without soaking, as it will not bring out the desired results in the recipe. Therefore it is always better to soak the dried Hominy for the whole night before cooking.

Is pozole a healthy food?

Pozole is not just an ordinary stew it contains various vitamins and minerals thus, is considered a very healthy meal.

More Pork Recipes

Instant Pot Pork Shoulder

Instant Pot Pork Loin

Instant Pot Char Siu

Instant Pot Jerk Pork

Instant Pot Chile Verde

Instant Pot Caramelized Pork

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Instant Pot Pozole

This slow cooker recipe will guide you through a series of steps and a video explanation of how you can make pozole using an Instant Pot. Delicious pork recipe you can make with pressure cooker as well.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: international
Keyword: pork meat, Pozole
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 4 minutes
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb Pork
  • ½ Onion
  • 4 Guajillo Peppers
  • 2 Garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Corn oil
  • 1.5 lb Peanut corn
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • ¾ Cup Water


  • Add ½ onion in a blender
  • Now put guajillo chilies and garlic clove in it
  • Add salt, cumin powder, and ¼ cup of water in it and blend until a paste is formed
  • Put 2 teaspoon of corn oil into the instant pot and add pork to it
  • Saute at normal pressure for 7 minutes
  • Now add the blended paste and ¼ lb of corn to the mix
  • Add ½ cup of water, 1tsp salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Mix it well and cook at slow pressure for 10 hours
  • Instant Pot Pozole is ready to eat after a quick release


Calories: 1352kcal Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 80g Fat: 106g Saturated Fat: 37g Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g Monounsaturated Fat: 48g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 327mg Sodium: 4934mg Potassium: 1731mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 3778IU Vitamin C: 14mg Calcium: 129mg Iron: 7mg



  • You can always adjust the seasonings and flavors according to your taste
  • Ancho chilies can also be used to add in some more spice but make sure to go for only dried chilies.
  • The recipe is flexible to the kind of meat used and pork can be replaced by chicken.
  • If you are in a hurry, you can use pressure cook at high pressure for 40 minutes instead of using the slow cooker function.
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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pozole

  1. 5 stars
    You list these recipes as "slow cooker recipes", yet the ones I have looked at are all for instant pot/pressure cooker. What gives? Can you give cooking instructions for slow cooker?

  2. My question is about the peanut corn mentioned in this recipe. I see 1.5 lbs listed in the Ingredient section but then the recipe only adds 1/2 pound? Also, I see a reference to cooking hominy (which I always use in my pozole) but do not see it called for in the recipe. Is hominy what you are calling peanut corn ?

    1. Yes! I was saying peanut corn for corn nuts - they are soaked in water to enlarge them and toasted. But hominy is similar and traditional.

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